I just came across my post from this time last year. Ringing in the New Year last year was not super joyful. I was depressed, defeated, struggling with my job, and crying a lot of the time. I am so happy to say that this New Year has started out in such a great way. … Continue reading This Time Last Year
I don't know if there are actually things called emotional flashbacks. If there are, then what I consider emotional flashbacks might not match up with the actual definition. Regardless, lately I've had a resurgence of emotions from my past, usually when I'm in a situation or around a person that reminds me of a particular … Continue reading Emotional Flashbacks?
So, about an hour ago I was watching the third Night at the Museum movie. Maybe it's because I'm still a bit depressed and my emotions are all over the place, maybe it's because it was the first time I watched a Robin Williams movie since he died, I don't know. All I know is … Continue reading My Reaction: Night at the Museum 3
It's definitely hard on those who suffer. You'd think that would be obvious to people, I mean it's right there in the word "suffer," isn't it? And yet there seems to be this awful misconception and stigma about it where people think that those who suffer want to be that way.
All types of abuse are horrid and leave lasting scars, physically and/or mentally. It can take an extremely long time to realize it and/or come to terms with it. It can take even longer to try and recover from that abuse and/or neglect and build back up those things about yourself that were broken down. All I know is that I am still working on repairing the damage that was done and I'll keep on trying for as long as it takes.
A brief history of the life of Melissa McLaughlin, including depression, mental illness, and recovery.